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Opinion  /  Published 05.02.21

Prickly pears: Govt pushback on celeb tweets

The powers that be protest too much. This is an apt description of the pushback orchestrated by the external affairs ministry in response to a tweet by a popular international singer on the ongoing fa...
By The Editorial Board in

Business  /  Published 27.01.21

TikTok to close India business

  Chinese social media firm Bytedance, which owns TikTok and Helo apps, has announced the closure of its India business following continued restrictions on its services in the country. TikTok&#...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

India  /  Published 23.01.21

Criticise Nitish govt, land in jail

Criticising the state government, ministers, MLAs, MPs or officials on social media can now cause people to be arrested in Bihar, courtesy a recent executive decision. Nitish Kumar’s administra...
By Dev Raj in Patna

Style  /  Published 21.01.21

Easy ways for better skin and body positivity

How real is body positivity? Especially in the social media? Even as body acceptance seems the new rule, with social media influencers insisting that everyone is beautiful and thin bodies are not to b...
By The Telegraph in

Business  /  Published 13.01.21

Whatsapp clears air on privacy

WhatsApp on Tuesday said its latest policy update does not affect the privacy of messages as the Facebook-owned company sought to address concerns around the security of user data on the platform. In...
By PTI in New Delhi


India  /  Published 10.01.21

BJP voices speak up for Trump

Some of the BJP’s shrillest voices turned champions of free speech on Saturday and warned of the threat “big-tech companies” posed to democracy after Twitter permanently suspended ou...
By J.P. Yadav in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 10.12.20

Social media ruckus after Malda stadium “mistakenly” renamed

Former state minister and Trinamul leader Krishnendu Narayan Choudhury’s apparent decision to name the stadium run by the District Sports Association (DSA) in Malda after his elder brother has d...
By Soumya De Sarkar in Malda

Calcutta  /  Published 04.12.20

Extortion cuffs on Salt Lake spa employee

An employee of a spa-cum-grooming centre has been arrested for allegedly blackmailing the owner and posting her objectionable photographs on social media when she refused to pay him. Bidhannagar poli...
By Our Special Correspondent in Rajarhat

India  /  Published 24.11.20

Kashmir singer at army event: Did not know

A promising young Kashmiri singer on Monday said she had inadvertently participated in an army-sponsored music festival in Sopore, unaware who the organisers were, and that her “decision would h...
By Muzaffar Raina in Srinagar

Books  /  Published 20.11.20

Literary echoes in 280 characters

The desire to achieve literary immortality has often driven authors to turn their lives into a living hell. Writing, undoubtedly, is hard work; writing good books even more so. One can, therefore, und...
By Kamalika Basu in


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